AL102

COURSE OUTLINE

BASIC ALUMINUM HEAT TREATING

COURSE NUMBER:  AL-102

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This course is intended for the new aluminum heat treater or for more experienced personnel who have had little or no formal training. It also has been found to be valuable for inspectors, survey engineers, office staff or sales personnel who wish to increase their knowledge of aluminum heat treating procedures.

LECTURE #                     SUBJECT

               1              Introduction
                       Properties of Aluminum
                       Alloy Nomenclature

               2              Basic Temper Designations
                       Furnace Designs for Heat Treating Aluminum

       3              Solution Heat Treating

       4              Principles of Quenching
                       Water Quenching

       5             Polymer Quenching
                      Controlling Distortion

       6             TEST
                      Introduction to Residual Stresses

       7             Racking Procedures and Requirements

       8             Introduction to Aging Aluminum
                      Natural Aging
                      Artificial Aging
                      Refrigeration
                      Special Procedures for Heat Treating Castings

       9            Annealing and Stress Relieving
                     Heat Treatable Alloys
                     Work Hardenable Alloys

    10             Hardness and Conductivity Testing
                     FINAL EXAM
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